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The Gen Volume 2 (1946)

by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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The Gen Volume 2 (1946) by Harry Stanley & Lewis Ganson
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Some topics are

  • The Last Card - a routine for children
  • Stretching a Rope
  • "Flip" Card Discovery
  • Anything for a Laugh
  • Wax and Thread
  • Snippo
  • A Flash Slate Tip
248 pages
  1. Volume 2, Number 1, December, 1946, 16 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. The Art of Entertaining Children, and a novel Opening Item - Eric P. Wilson
  4. From "Tops," November, 1946. It's Happened to You - Wilton S. Clements [how to work with an M.C.]
  5. Reproduction of a Note - Norman Rashleigh
  6. Watch for a Rabbit - Douglas Francis

  1. Volume 2, Number 2, January, 1947, 16 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. The "Last Card" - A Routine for Children - Archie Byford
  4. Tips
  5. Stretching a Rope - Stanley Norman, Edward Victor & Norman Rashleigh
  6. Double or Quits - Royle
  7. "Flip" Card Discovery - Douglas Francis
  8. Special Patter for "Ma-In-Law" - E. H. Knott

  1. Volume 2, Number 3, February, 1947, 12 numbered pages
  2. Just a few Words - editor's letter
  3. GEN-eralities - column by Arthur Dowler
  4. Anything for a Laugh! - column by Douglas Francis
  5. Two Chemical Mysteries - Sydney de Hempsey
  6. Suggestions for "Name" Cards - L. A. Belcher
  7. Seated in the Stalls - reviews by Wax and Thread
  8. A Good Gag for the Comedy Clock - Zarry

  1. Volume 2, Number 4, March, 1947, 20 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. Match to Flower - Douglas Francis
  4. This and That - Eric P. Wilson
  5. cover repeated
  6. GEN-eralities - column by Arthur Dowler
  7. Three Bits for Card-Fanning Fans
    • The "Self Diminishing" Cards - John K. Bays
    • Rubbing the Cards Blank - Norsto
    • Flash Cards - John K. Bays
  8. Seen from the Stalls - reviews by Wax and Thread

  1. Volume 2, Number 5, April, 1947, 20 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. Which Pocket, Sir! - Archie Byford
  4. Anything for a Laugh! - Second Spasm - column by Douglas Francis
  5. Conjuring for the Toddlers - Bardini
  6. Snippo - Douglas Francis
  7. A Flash Slate Tip - Devolyn
  8. A Turn Up for the Pack - Zaharee
  9. Vinchento's Card Prediction - Les Vincent

  1. Volume 2, Number 6, May, 1947, 20 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. GEN-eralities - column by Arthur Dowler
  4. Three Opening Tricks - John K. Bays
    • A fan consisting of four-lettered cards are caught at the finger tips
    • Tray and Confetti
    • Flash Opening Trick
  5. Rhyming Patter for Abbott's Phantom Clock
  6. Four Aces with "The Last Card" - L. A. Belcher
  7. Poison - a Good Gag - Herbert Milton
  8. Repeat Cardgo

  1. Volume 2, Number 7, June, 1947, 20 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. Those Open-Air Shows - Eric P. Wilson
  4. The Amazing Jig-Saw - Jack Hobbs
  5. My Presentation of The Phantom Clock - Jack Le Dair
  6. Ideas - A "Climax" for "Whereizit" - Bardini
  7. A Mental (stage version) of "The Last Card"
  8. "A Glass of Beer"
  9. The Welded Card - L. A. Belcher

  1. Volume 2, Number 8, July, 1947, 20 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. GEN-eralities - column by Arthur Dowler
  4. Nothing Magic About This [collapsible cone] - Robert Harbin
  5. Anything for a Laugh! - Third Spasm - column by Douglas Francis
  6. Bits and Pieces - Robert Harbin
    • from Voltaire
    • from Billy McComb
    • from Norman Rashleigh
  7. An Introduction to Coin Catching - J. K. Bays
  8. Flame to Cigarette - J. K. Bays
  9. Magical Book Cover - Alec Wilson
  10. Wow! This is News - publishers Harry Stanley and Arthur Dowler to visit the USA
  11. The Amazing Jig-Saw - Jack Hobbs - continued from page 110

  1. Volume 2, Number 9, August, 1947, 20 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. I Couldn't Help Laughing [re a Billy McComb stunt]
  4. GEN-eralities - column by Arthur Dowler
  5. Levitation and Envanishment - Billy McComb
  6. Ideas for "Percy the Penguin" from:
    • Douglas Francis
    • Billy McComb
  7. Four Ace Coincidence - Stuthard
  8. To Stockholm (By Magic Carpet) - comments about a trip - Voltaire
  9. Magical Book Cover - Alec Wilson - concluded from page 138
  10. Tricky Figures - Wilford Hutchinson

  1. Volume 2, Number 10, September, 1947, 28 numbered pages
  2. Let's Have a Chat - editor's letter
  3. Patter for Visible Coins in Glass - Jack Le Dair
  4. Meet the Boys: Ted Elliott
  5. Flighty Silk - Douglas Francis
  6. One of Our Leading Magical Inventor's Writes ... - Verrall Wass
  7. Dennis Forbes writes about Stuthard's "Four Ace Coincidence"
  8. Mental Meanderings - Harry Stanley
    • Forcing or Switch Box
  9. Torn Paper Routine - J. K. Bays
  10. Your Tables - Geoffrey Robbinson
  11. So You Want to Make Props! - Ted Elliott
    • The "Pig and Whistle" - Cliff Osman and Harry Stanley
  12. Cartoon Corner - column by Ted Elliott
  13. Spent Matches
  14. "Robbing a Bank" - Novelty Routine with "Visible Coins in Glass" for Magician and Assistant - William Strickland

  1. Volume 2, Number 11, October, 1947, 28 numbered pages
  2. Saturday Sessions! - announcement
  3. Notes on Arthur's [Dowler] American Tour - Harry Stanley
  4. Robert Harbin Contributes an Unusual Item for the Sophisticated Performer with Pretty Assistant
  5. Meet the Boys: Cecil Keech
  6. Cartoon Corner - column by Ted Elliott
  7. Pocket Publicity - J. K. Bays
  8. Magic with Chemicals - column by D. H. Rawlings
    • Flash Powder
    • A Disappointing Match
  9. Archie Stops The Show - Len Belcher
  10. The Production Rabbit
  11. Beer (but not much) for the Audience - Will Dexter

  1. Volume 2, Number 12, November, 1947, 28 numbered pages
  2. editor's letter
  3. Cigar to Pipe - Lewis Ganson
  4. More Mentalism - Harry Stanley
  5. Meet the Boys: Gil Leaney
  6. Cartoon Corner - column by Ted Elliott
  7. Magic with Chemicals - column by D. H. Rawlings
    • coloured fire
  8. Compere-itive Nonsense
  9. Twentieth Century Rope - Peter Warlock
  10. Ideas from the Dressing Room - Douglas Francis
  11. It's a Miracle! - Terry (magic in Merry Mood!)
  12. Don't Do It! - Ted Elliott
  13. Odds - Ends and Ideas - Ron Dowling

word count: 63269 which is equivalent to 253 standard pages of text
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